Cooker Guard

Telecare - The Cooker Guard

The Cooker Guard is a stand alone device aiming to reduce all risk of fire linked to an eventual misuse of an electric hob or cooker.

The Cooker Guard helps elderly people to live independently and safely. Should the user unintentionally leave the cooker ON, the Cooker Guard will automatically turn the cooker off before the temperature gets too high or when the pre-set time has elapsed. The Cooker Guard monitors temperature and time. The Cooker Guard automatically turns the cooker off if the temperature is too high or when the pre-set time has elapsed.

The Cooker Guard does not reset unless someone comes and turns off the Cooker. The Cooker Guard monitors only the temperature coming out of the hot plates. However the time applies to both the hot plates and the oven. The Cooker Guard allows a cooking time between 10 minutes and 2 hours depending on how it has been set.

The Cooker Guard sounds a local alarm when the temperature is too high or when the time is up. The color of the LED light on the heat sensor also indicates the cooker's temperature level. For safety reasons, if the cooker turns off due to high temperature, the Cooker Guard cannot be reset before the cooling down period has expired. The cooling down period is the time that the cooker needs to go back to a lowest temperature required for a safety use. This time varies between 2 and 18 minutes depending on the cooker. The cooling down period is set dynamically in a self-learning process of the Cooker guard.